General contractor Midstate Construction Corporation and owner MidPen Housing Corporation recently completed construction of Celestina Garden Apartments, a new affordable senior residential facility in Sonoma, CA.
MBH Architects in collaboration with Jon Worden Architects assisted MidPen Housing Corporation in designing the Celestina Garden Apartments project. This project includes new construction of a three-story, 40 unit affordable senior residential community building on 3.06 acres of the Sonoma Springs mixed-use site.
This work represents the final phase of a master-planned, intergenerational community where people of all ages can live, work, attend school and enjoy easy access to transportation. There are 40 affordable homes for independent seniors in need of rental units in Sonoma County. Units include 37 one-bedroom and three two-bedroom apartments for low-income individuals over age 62, earning up to 60% of area median income of $47,160 for a two-person household.
The efficient design and thoughtful unit plans helped to minimize costs without sacrificing quality. Common areas, including community gardens and a fitness center, encourage movement and interaction among residents. The community features a fitness studio, bike storage, courtyard and a community room with a kitchen for social gatherings. A large garden has been created for use for Celestina Apartments senior residents to enjoy, as well as adjacent Fetters Apartment’s family residents (which opened in late 2017) and by Sonoma Valley Charter School students.
This state-of-the-art facility boasts solar energy panels to help reduce electricity costs and utilizes low-emission physical plant equipment.
Celestina Garden Apartments received a 2020 Gold Nugget Grand Award.